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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 70
Petition Information
Petition Title Administration of analgesia, sedation and anesthesia
Date Filed 2/9/2009   
Petitioner Len Futerman 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations for anesthesia and sedation in dental offices for consistency with guidelines of the American Dental Association , as amended in October of 2007. 

Agency's Plan

The Board is requesting public comment on the petition and will consider the request and any comment on the petition at its meeting on June 12, 2009.

Comment Period Ended 4/15/2009
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 6/12/2009
Agency Decision Summary

At the meeting, the Board concluded that current regulations are adequate to protect the public and that any changes to the sedation and anesthesia regulations should be addressed in the regulatory review process currently underway. The Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists had commented on the petition and suggested that changes in response to the petition would be confusing in the current review process.